All Blog Posts Tagged 'World War II' (3)


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'In Harm’s Way': America’s Greatest Submarine Commander

Richard Hetherington O'Kane (below-right, in his Annapolis graduation photo) was born on February 2, 1911 in Dover, New Hampshire, a town near the Atlantic coast with a population of about 13,000 at the time. His father, Dr. Walter Collins O'Kane, was a professor of entomology at the University. Richard attended Phillips…

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Added by Joe Gannon on October 11, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

The Part of Me That's Irish...

...is in love with words. I retired as a high-school history teacher in June, but I finally wrote a book, about my California home town, which made a year's work a true labor of love. In 1941, it was a farm town, near the sea, of 1,090 souls. It was also a town of immigrants, people who very much like my ancestors--they were from the Azores, Japan, and the Philippines--and the book is largely about their children, who would carry the burden of the war. I think the writing is something I got…

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Added by Jim Gregory on November 26, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments


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'Against the Grain': How the Irish Made History in 'The Ward'

A funny thing happened to …

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Added by Kevin P Gorman on June 12, 2013 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

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